World Languages and Cultures
- Ruth has a PhD in theoretical linguistics from the Ohio State University (OSU), and an MA in applied linguistics from Ohio University. At OSU, she spent 10 years training international teaching assistants in the Spoken English Program. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate-level linguistics. She has lived in both Japan and Indonesia, and had the opportunity to teach pedagogy, English, and linguistics to adults and children during her stay. Her Ph.D. research focused on the phonology and morphology of the African tone language Kikamba, and was published by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2005. She has also done free-lance editing, and provided academic editing services for Japanese professors and students. Her current research interests include teacher training, building effective communication skills for non-native English speakers, the effect of immediate corrective feedback in the classroom, and the occurrence of unusual phonological patterns in languages.
- CAS - World Languages and Cultures
- Hamilton - 209C
- T: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; W: 9:00-11:00am, 3:00–5:00pm and by appointment
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